cvs commit: src/lib/libutil Makefile libutil.h pidfile.3 pidfile.c

Jos Backus jos at
Fri Aug 26 17:44:40 GMT 2005

On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 12:28:20PM +0200, Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> On 2005.08.26 02:57:30 -0700, Doug Barton wrote:
> > All that said, and not to throw cold water on Pawel's work here, but I 
> > really am not sure that encouraging the use of pid files in this day and 
> > age is a good idea. IMO it's a bit of an artifact from a different era, and 
> > I would love to see us eliminate the use of pid files altogether. But 
> > that's just me.
Hear, hear.

> What would use use instead of pid files to determine which program to
> stop and to prevent a deamon from starting up multiple times?
babysit from /usr/ports/sysutils/mktool. See my previous post on cvs-all.

Jos Backus
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